Shutdown Pair by V.L. Locey

51-+iXxsCoL._SX374_BO1,204,203,200_Title:  Shutdown Pair

Series: N/A

Author: V.L. Locey

Genre: Contemporary/Sports

Length: 93 pages

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. (6 May 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Slinging burgers in Minnesota in the dead of winter isn’t exactly the Hemingway lifestyle aspiring writer Heath has dreamed of. About the only thing the quick-witted wordsmith has going for him is his pick-up hockey league games every Saturday. Now it looks like even that’s gone south, along with the team’s AWOL goalie.

That is until mysterious Wyatt Dickenson skates into town and announces that he can tend net. Heath isn’t the type to turn down such a generous offer from a Greek god with impressive equipment and all the right moves.

Heath offers to share his rented room with the enigmatic drifter, and soon begins to suspect that Wyatt is harboring a secret. Can Heath get Wyatt to open up about his dark past? Is there a dark past? Or is Heath’s writer’s mind just spinning sexy, shadowy scenarios about the mystery man who has him so infatuated?

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

ISBN: 9781419994937

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: I love nothing more than reading a book that involves two hot athletes – I have an even bigger soft spot when these athletes are a couple of good-looking ice hockey players with a sizzling attraction between them. We get a great helping of just that here in V.L. Locey’s newest novella, Shutdown Pair.

The story follows Heath – he may not have a glamorous career, he works in a fast food restaurant and is an aspiring bestselling author – but he is passionate about ice hockey. He plays on an amateur team in Minnesota and their goalie has disappeared, out of desperation and not wanting to forfeit their game, Heath has no option but to take on the mysterious Wyatt, who just happens to be in the stands and volunteers to play goalie.

Wyatt has a few secrets of his own, but now he is happy to get to know Heath and willing takes the support and help that Heath offers him.

This is a relatively quick read. For me everything was wonderfully paced, the only thing that perhaps made me not enjoy the book as much as I could have would be that Wyatt’s secrets could have been far more dramatic. However, that would have made the book much longer.

People that don’t like insta-love will probably struggle with this one, as would people who savour mystery and suspense. However, people who are more than happy to go on a quick ride with two hot guys who play hockey with enough sexual tension to fill a room, with anything else in the plot being a bonus, go ahead and enjoy.

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Full Strength by V.L. Locey

29475902Title: Full Strength

Series: Point Shot Trilogy, #3

Author:  V.L. Locey

Genre: Contemporary/Sports

Length: 103 pages

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave (23 March 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Book three in the Point Shot trilogy

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.

But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!

Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!eader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

ISBN: 978-1-41999-509-5

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: Full Strength is the third and final book in VL Locey’s brilliant series about sarcastic and abrasive hockey player Victor Kalinski and his lover Dan Arou. If you haven’t read the first 2 books, you need to – I’m pretty sure this could work as a standalone but to be honest all the emotion and getting used to/falling in love with Victor’s acerbic tongue right along with Dan is a real pleasure.

In book 2 we left off with the devastating news to Dan that Victor, Game-Misconduct_MSRwho is really bad when it comes to handling his own emotions, struck out at Dan and ended up having a rather drunk one night stand. The result of which was the question, is Victor going to be a daddy? But one year later ,Victor is beginning to settle down it seems, Dan forgave him back in book 2, and the couple are more than happy in their relationship. Hell, even the baby-mamma claims Dan as the baby’s second father. Of course, their careers on the ice are still complicated (mostly because of their sexuality) and when Victor sees a threat to Dan’s career he jumps to make it better.

Victor and Dan are both wonderful characters. When I first read 9781419993664book 1, I was left confused as to why I loved Victor so much despite the man being a bit of a dick, and not in a good way. These two guys have evolved so much over the course the series – book 1 was more Vic’s story, book 2 was more Dan’s story, and finally in book 3 the guys seem to be sharing the limelight properly.

This is a great and satisfying ending to Vic and Dan’s story. If you’ve been invested from the start you will not be disappointed. I have to say that I’m sorry to that their story has finished, so I expect that I may be rereading their story sometime soon.

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Full Strength by V.L. Locey Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Full Strength

(Point Shot 03)

V.L. Locey

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.

But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!

Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.

An adult gay romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Game Misconduct by V.L. Locey Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have V.L. Locey visiting today with her brand new release Game Misconduct, we have a fantastic excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Prime’s review, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Game Misconduct

(Trilogy 02)

V.L. Locey

This book is a sequel to Two Man Advantage

Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.

It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.

If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, he has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hot-headed, ego-driven Victor.

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

An adult male/male romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Game Misconduct by V.L. Locey

V.L. Locey - Game Misconduct MSRTitle: Game Misconduct

Series: sequel to Two Man Advantage

Author: V.L. Locey

Genre: Contemporary, Sports

Length: Novella (68 pages)

ISBN: 9781419994494

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (23rd Sept 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.

It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.

If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, Vic has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hotheaded, ego-driven Victor Kalinski.

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

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Review: Wow, well this sequel just bound miles ahead of its parent story, Two Man Advantage. While I’m sure that some people may be able to get away with reading this instalment without reading the first book, I strongly recommend reading Two Man Advantage first and then going onto Game Misconduct. In the first book we see MCs Victor and Dan get together – which is not the easiest thing for pro sportsman. Although Victor makes no apologies for sleeping with men and women and Dan is deeply closeted.

Here we continue their story. They’ve been a couple for nine months and things seem to be going really well. The hockey season hasn’t quite started up yet, so things seem a bit more leisurely for the couple. Victor, foul mouthed gentleman that he is, is surprised as this is the longest relationship he’s ever had in his life. That is until his past comes back to bite, sending Dan running home to Canada.

As to the characters, I really need to explain Victor. I really did dislike him in the first book, but here in Game Misconduct he is so much more likeable (despite the circumstances of the plot) and he is so much more relatable (also despite the circumstances of the plot).

While Victor doesn’t redeem himself in every way throughout this book, his character develops really well and by the end of it I thought even though he’s still insentsitive and oblivious to the world around him, he is improving and wants to better himself to be the man that Dan wants him to be.

On the other hand, Dan hasn’t changed terribly much, though the end of the book is very much his since he not only has to deal with Victor’s issues and actions, but he is still in the closet – thus their relationship is very much secret for most of the book.

We are left with some major hints for a follow up book, not quite a cliff hanger, but I want more of these guys now that I love Victor.

If you liked the last book, this is a must read. If the first book left you with mixed feelings, like me, you definitely need to read this book. For others looking for a new series, this is a real hot and steamy sports romance with one foul-mouthed sort-of-hero and one real sweet hero.

Up in Flames by S.C. Wynne

51okl-oVrCLTitle: Up in Flames
Series: N/A
Author: S. C. Wynne
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (106 Pages)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing (September 30, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Avery Syracuse is a New York transplant with the Skeenville Fire Department. He’s a little rough around the edges, but loveable and loyal. Down on his luck in the romance department, he could use some help with the bills and is looking for a roommate when Luke Turner arrives.

Luke is one of the best firemen Avery has ever seen, and it doesn’t make sense for Luke to be wasting his time in Skeenville. The two men have an instant connection both men know is worth exploring. As they set about igniting the fire between them, at home, at the station, up against the engine—it really doesn’t seem to matter—a connection far deeper than physical begins to emerge.

However, these two men are going to have to trust each other enough to move beyond old hurts and buried secrets if they want to maintain a partnership—both at the station and at home.

ISBN: 978-1-41999-358-9

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is a very compelling story that just grabbed my attention from the start. It is a fascinating story that I wished was longer. I want to know more about Luke and Avery, what their future will be like. It is as if I was just teased with this story. It left me hungering for more than just this little taste.

Avery had just broken up with his boyfriend of six months for cheating on him. All he wanted to do is to forget, the problem was that they hung out at the same bar. Avery is a fire fighter and his looser boyfriend was a cop. However walking in to see his men, he ended up meeting the newest member of the team. A gorgeous man, Luke had a past that would bring anyone down to their knees. Avery has his work cut out for him, if he is going to see what they have between them. Cause let me tell you, these two are hot and very tempting.

I am not really sure about how it is to be gay nor male, but I have a problem with the fact that a straight man all of a sudden wants a man. It seems a bit strange for me. However it didn’t side track me one bit from this book, and in fact made it even spicier. To know that Luke is about to have sex with a man for the first time is very hot.

I would recommend reading this story. It gave me everything I could want in it. Gorgeous men, sexy fire fighters, a bit of anger and pain, dangerous situations and some hot sex. What could be better than that?

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Kiss My Ash by Renee George Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Renee George popping in with her brand new release Kiss My Ash, a fun MMF paranormal. We have a very interesting excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Kiss My Ash


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A werewolf who’s hairless in full shift.

A water sprite who can’t hold his shape at the slightest touch of water.

An ash-tree nymph with a black thumb who kills every bit of flora in her vicinity.

That’s Fortunate, Missouri, in a nutshell—the town for abnormal paranormals. Nymph Romy, however, can one-up them all—her particular flaw is killing her. But thanks to a possible love spell, the wolf and the water sprite could be Romy’s key to cheating death. And the three misfits may find that even imperfect creatures can still create a sexy, loving, perfect union.

Inside Scoop:  Sol, Romy and Lucien love each other—emotionally, spiritually and physically. Which means both ménage and male/male action. You lucky reader, you.

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Sculptor's Desire by Kerry Adrienne Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Kerry Adrienne popping in with her brand new release Sculpter’s Desire, there’s a fantastic excerpt and an incredible giveaway, so I will leave you to enjoy the post <3 ~Pixie~

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Sculpter’s Desire

(The Gallant Gentlemen’s Guild 02)


Kerry Adrienne

Rocco Lazzaro is on a mission to find the perfect male body to sculpt. His inability to find “the one” has affected his creativity and he’s frustrated by his failure. With a Guild charity auction coming up, he’s expected to provide high quality sculptures, but the pieces he creates feel soulless.

When Devin, a yoga instructor, approaches him and offers to help, Rocco can’t quit thinking about the red-hot ginger. Devin’s New Age beliefs push Rocco away—he can’t deal with reality, much less mysticism. No auras and rainbows for Rocco—just stone and chisel and hammer.

But Devin is persistent. He knows he’s supposed to help Rocco find his muse—and he’ll stop at nothing to show him that the line between art and skin is very thin and a true muse can provide inspiration in many ways.

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Deconstructing Channing by B.A. Tortuga Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi minions, today we have the fabulous B.A. Tortuga visiting with her newest release Deconstructing Channing, this is a sexy little shifter story with just the right dose of BDSM *shiver*, B.A. teases us with a sexy little excerpt and there’s a great giveaway, so read my review, check out the rest of the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Deconstructing Channing


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When they were young together back in their werecat pride, Bowie and Channing experimented with love and sex, as well as flirting with a threesome with their best friend, Emma. Channing and Emma both ran from their needs, leaving Bowie to break away and find his own life. Now a confident master dominant, Bowie discovers Channing again through a video of a consummate sub, one who Bowie knows he needs to find once more.

When Bowie shows up on his doorstep, Channing feels like a teenager again, all confusion and need. He doesn’t date his own kind, only humans, and he’s not in the market for a full time master. Bowie is impossible to deny, a force of nature, and while both men know they’ll have to think about Emma eventually, now is the time to see if they can get to know, and love each other, all over again.

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Kerry Adrienne Artist's Touch Winners!

Hey guys, Kerry Adrienne has picked the winner for her Artist’s Touch competition! So without further ado I leave you in Kerry’s hands *drum roll* ~Pixie~

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I’m happy to offer all three of you a copy of Artist’s Touch (Trix, Lisa G, and H.B.) Please email me your format of preference (Kindle, pdf, or Nook) at: kerry a vail (at) gmail (dot) com (remove all the spaces!) and mention mmgoodbookreviews~ thank you!

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Artist's Touch by Kerry Adrienne Review, Interview & Giveaway!

Hiya guys, Kerry Adrienne has popped in today to bring us her newest release Artist’s Touch, and Kerry answers some questions from our very own Lisa. We are also lucky enough to have one copy of Artist’s Touch to giveaway so leave a comment and we will get Kerry to pick a winner 🙂 So enjoy the review & excerpt and leave a comment to win! Snuggles ~Pixie~ (p.s. don’t forget to leave your email!)

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Artist’s Touch

The Guild, book one (Sculptor’s Desire and Guitarist’s Wish coming soon!)

By Kerry Adrienne


Every starlet wants master painter Kenon Alavi to do her portrait…and more. But Kenon prefers firm to soft and sates his desires with the boyfriends of the women he paints, enjoying the diversity of many lovers but shunning any attachments.

Wallace Harte’s English degree isn’t helping him find a job and working at a bar is the closest he’s gotten to being the Second Coming of Faulkner. Something’s gotta give soon or he’ll be out on the street.

Kenon zeroes in on the bartender at an art exhibition, intending to add him to his long list of conquests, but Wally bolts, initiating a heated game of cat and mouse. Kenon delights in the game until he discovers what Wally is writing. Feeling betrayed, Kenon swears off all entanglements until he reads Wally’s story and discovers true love is sometimes between the pages and not the sheets.

Inside Scoop: This book contains hot, sexy scenes of M/M interaction of an artistic nature. Who knew having your portrait painted could be so hot?

A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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An Excerpt From: ARTIST’S TOUCH

Copyright © KERRY ADRIENNE, 2014

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

Another day, another drink for those who had dollars. Wally slipped the candied cherry into the Manhattan and handed the glass to the tall brunette leaning against the bar. With barely a nod, the woman slinked away as if on skates, joining one of the clusters of patrons waiting on Kenon Alavi’s arrival. The artist, notorious for being late, probably wouldn’t arrive for another ten minutes at least. Light jazz floated through the air from the ensemble set up in the far corner and spots of colored lights beamed up the walls to the tall ceilings that arched over the studio space. This would make a great setting for a novel, Wally mused. Too bad he didn’t have the plot to go along with it. His creativity had hit an impasse as cliché as the proverbial brick wall.

“Martini. Wet and stirred, no olive, no twist.” The man put his hand on the bar and looked over his shoulder toward the gallery door. “I’m tired of waiting. Don’t care how special Alavi thinks he is, my time’s important too.” He tapped his fingers on the bar. “Annoying bastard. Wouldn’t be here if my wife wasn’t so keen on having him paint her.”

Wally pulled out the glass for the martini, not speaking to the customer. He’d been hired to make drinks, not socialize. The man was just complaining anyway. He wasn’t really expecting a conversation, especially from the bartender. Plus, tonight Wally had to remember all the different highbrow cocktails. He rarely served anything but beer and frozen drinks back at the Cellar Bar. He poured the vermouth into the sloped glass, then stirred the concoction. As long as Mr. Alavi paid his wage, who cared when he actually showed up? His gala, his schedule.

“Told her we could get a portrait done for a lot less but she insists on this guy.” The finger tapping grew more vigorous. “He’s refused her calls for two months now. Arrogant bastard.”

Wally nodded and set the drink in front of the man. Mr. Alavi sounded like a typical snobby artist. Big surprise. “Here you go, sir. Wet and stirred. No olive, no twist.”

“Top shelf?” the man asked, raising an eyebrow. He toyed with the rim of the glass, running his finger around it as if he was checking for chips.

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Heart of the Oak by Rory Ni Coileain

9781419948145_p0_v1_s260x420Title: Heart of the Oak

Series: Boys Will Do Boys (Various authors)

Author: Rory Ni Coileain

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Short (71pgs)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (11th December 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ 3½ – 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Magick is reawakening after a sleep of thousands of years—and passion is not far behind. Darach is the first reborn of his race, a tree spirit living within an ancient oak on the shore of a remote loch.

Trevor knows nothing of magick or passion. He’s escaping an oppressive family and a lonely life. One breath of freedom, he thinks, before his stark, loveless reality swallows him up. The last thing he expects from his vacation to the Isle of Skye is to spend his first night being thoroughly ravished against a tree by a naked man who speaks in the sounds of leaves and wind.

Darach never believed he’d have his heart stolen by any man, let alone one so different from any human he remembers. Freedom is intoxicating and the potential for sensual play limitless. But can what was built in a night of scorching desire survive both men’s fear?

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Review: Trevor is visiting the Isle of Skye as a way to find peace from his oppressive and homophobic family, his lonely life is wearing him down and he is looking for a connection in the land that his family left many years before. A night under an old oak tree gives Trevor a glimpse of true happiness but before he can find true peace, he has to throw off the concerns of what other people think. Darach has been sleeping for centuries, with the return of the magick Darach and his darag awaken to a new time and a man who manages to steal Darach’s heart. But can they both put aside their fears to bask in their scorching desire and love?

This is a wonderful whimsical feeling story that is infused with passion with a twist of angst. Trevor is returning to his family roots to visit distant family and to get away from his oppressive life, a life where he has to hide his true self. Beneath an oak tree, he discovers a mysterious man who gives him a night of passion and a longing for so much more. Darach has just awoken from a long sleep and the human under his tree calls to him, Darach discovers that Trevor has done something that no one, human or otherwise, has ever done before, he has forged a connection that Darach has never experienced before.

We fall into a story that has longing, yearning, want and need, it drags us into a world that is whimsical yet passionate and has two men who find what they have always wanted, but who have insecurities that could tear them apart. Trevor is a man who longs for what he wants but doesn’t think he will get it and when he does, he becomes scared because the man he falls for isn’t a man from his world. Darach is a tree spirit tied to the magick of his oak tree, Trevor becomes his dream so very easily and Darach begins to feel things he has never felt before and it has Darach believing himself a fool when Trevor runs from his fears. 

This was a very easy story to be enraptured with. I was pulled along by the whimsical feel and mysterious dreamlike quality of the story. Both characters made me want to know more about them and what they had been through in the past, when they came together for the first time it was passionate and explosive and had me wanting more from them. The writing is wonderful, giving you the whole incredible story without being too whimsical or too angsty, but giving you plenty of passion and longing. 

I recommend this to those who love paranormal based on the old world tales, characters who have longings for something more, incredible passionate sex, some angst, forgiveness and finding a place to call home. 



Slick Competition by Mandy Harbin

17927409Title: Slick Competition

Author: Mandy Harbin

Genre: Contemporary/ Romantica

Length: Novella (103 pages)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (June 12th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:   Mitchell Hill might be gay, but working for a business specializing in sexual products for men makes it hard for him…in more ways than one. When his new boss announces a contest to find an innovative product to launch nationally, Mitchell blurs the line between personal and professional by deciding to submit a lubricant he’d created for himself. One problem—he has to get the approval of his boss’s sexy assistant, a man he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about, in very carnal ways, since first seeing.

Kayden Wright has heard nothing but insane ideas about products until newcomer Mitchell walks into his office. He’s thrilled with the lube idea…and turned-on by the man before him. He always maintains a professional demeanor—he needs this job to deal with the mountain of medical bills piling at his door. But when Mitchell kisses him, he loses his steely control. Not easily willing to trust others, Kayden mistakes innocence for treachery, and the two men start a roller-coaster relationship filled with lies, deceit…and smoldering sex.

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Review: Mitchel is starting a new job with a company that caters to gay men. He meets Kayden, the assistant that no one at the company likes. They all warn him to watch his back that Kayden is a weasel and backstabber, but Mitchell finds him hot and intriguing.

I really liked this story. I thought it intriguing. I loved all the characters. The office politics really hit home.  I went back and forth on the Mitchel/ Kayden thing.  I liked Kayden and I could see his point of view.   I loved all the crazy ideas the people kept coming up with and I even liked the grouchy hateful boss.  This story was lots of fun and very sexy! I think I see a sequel coming and I can’t wait!

I recommend this if you like bartenders, science nerds, whacky ideas, sneaky assistants, and some hot mansex.

Sinner's Fall by Avril Ashton

18245308Title: Sinner’s Fall

Series: Brooklyn Sinners book #4

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Mystery/ suspense

Length: Novella (93 pages)

Publisher:Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. (August 16th 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:Book four in the Brooklyn Sinners series.
Tommy Jankowski is hiding from a past he can’t escape and a man he can’t forget. With a new name and resolve, he settles in a small California town. It’s there he catches the eye of a predator. Fearing for his life, Tommy reaches out to his old boss for help. The man who shows up is the last person Tommy is prepared to face. 

Mateo Oliveros hasn’t forgiven himself for scaring Tommy so bad he took off running. When Mateo gets a call that Tommy is in danger, he doesn’t think twice before rushing to the rescue, but Tommy isn’t happy to see him. Mateo’s plan is to eliminate Tommy’s problem then walk away, but that’s getting harder and harder to do. The pull between them hasn’t disappeared, in fact, it burns hotter and brighter. With neither man willing to give in, they’re both headed for a fall. It’s only a matter of who goes first.

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Review:Tommy ran from his past and the one man he cared about to find himself in trouble with a controlling man who won’t take no for an answer. He calls Pablo for help, not expecting who shows up to assist him. Does he run again?

This is book four of the Brooklyn sinner series. They each stand-alone, though you understand the other characters better if you read them in order.

This book is about Tommy and Mateo. The story had lots of promise, but I felt I was left hanging with the plot. Lots of stuff was brought up that never was answered, but I imagine it may be in the next book. I found the story a bit rushed as far as plot, but the romance between Tommy and Mateo was hot and sexy and the end was satisfying

I recommend this to everyone that likes gangsters and a good romance between two broken and tough men. 

Sinner, Savior by Avril Ashton

16120519Title: Sinner, Savior

Series: Brooklyn Sinner, Book #2

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (169 pages)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Gunrunner Pablo Castillo has cemented his reputation in the gun trade as callous and cold-hearted. Personal feelings no longer matter, not with everyone out to make him a sacrifice on their way to the top. He remains untouchable, until a meeting with a rival gang leader and a new deal brings him face-to-face with temptation. 

Dev is the right hand to a sadistic bastard out for blood and glory. He hides his true feelings of distaste for his boss, not the least of his many secrets. He could’ve sworn those secrets were safe, but after meeting Pablo he’s not so sure. The two men come together in a heated affair neither can deny, battling themselves, each other and a deadly enemy bent on spilling blood. Pablo and Dev will have to stick together or walk away from a love neither man expected to find. The choice should be simple. It never is. 

Reader Advisory: Contains brief scenes of gang-related violence.

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Pablo has taken over Los P, a gang in Brooklyn that is mostly gunrunning. He meets with one of his adversary’s that wants to buy guns from only them. During this meeting, he meets York’s new right hand man and can’t get him out of his head. He has to keep his sex-life a secret, because of being a gang-leader and he has been hurt in the past and doesn’t feel his heart is his own to give.

Dev has secrets of his own and knows for many reasons he should not pursue Pablo, but he just can’t help himself. He knows that it’s a relationship doomed to fail and the fact that Pablo pushes him away makes it more appealing.

This is book two in this series. I had read the third first and in my opinion if I had not, this one would have been harder to follow. Syren’s appearance in this one really stemmed from a scene in the third. That if you didn’t know that story I think you might have really been stumped, and you would have no idea about the other man Pablo was pining for. HOWEVER, this is a lovey story on its own. I love how in this one, it isn’t so cut and dry or easy for these two. I love how Pablo pushes away and keeps telling Dev he is just a thing. I liked not liking Pablo so much and having to form a relationship with him myself. But, then again, I am a sucker for the bad-boys. I loved Dev’s determination though I don’t think I’d go through half the hell Pablo put him through and wow was the sex smoking! This is a great series and I cannot wait for the next one!  

Recommendation: I do recommend you read book one and Three first for better understanding and enjoyment on this one. If you love a deep heartfelt love story, especially where one man is in love with someone else, between cops and criminals, gunrunners, gangs, undercover agents, drama, suspense, and very hot mansex, this is necessary.

Love the Sinner by Avril Ashton

13615101Title: Love the Sinner

Series: Brooklyn Sinner, Book #1

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre:  Contemporary

Length: Novel (229 pages)

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (May 9th, 2012)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?

Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Gabe knows something is different the moment he meets Angelo in the interrogation room. Angelo is a Gunrunner and possibly a killer and Gabe is a cop, and straight. But the moment they touch, his feelings run wild. Angelo is tired of hiding but has no choice a gang-leader of his caliber stands no chance if it’s found out he is gay. But the moment he met Gabe he knew he was the one he has always wanted.

Wow, this is a beautiful story! I love how these two men are so different but know inside how they need the other. I also liked that Gabe wasn’t a hidden gay, that he was truly straight until he met Angelo. To me this made the story even more magical. I liked how the sex was so hot but the way it was mixed in with all the drama and gang related stuff really worked for me. I liked never knowing whether these two would make it. Such a beautiful, bittersweet story. Do they make it? Is it a HEA? I’m not telling you will have to buy this one * while you’re at it better get the next two and have them handy…

Recommendation: If you love a story of two men that shouldn’t be together, Straight man falling for a man, a love that seems impossible, Cops, Gun runners, mobsters, true love, and really sensuous and hot mansex, this one is for you. I am addicted to this series!

A Sinner Born by Avril Ashton

Avril-AshtonTitle: A Sinner Born

Series: Brooklyn Sinners, #3

Author: Avril Ashton

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (277 pages)                                           

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave (June 19th, 2013)

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Heat Level: Explicit

Blurb: Book three in the Brooklyn Sinners series.
Syren Rua is at war. He battles painful childhood demons and his intense need for the first person who makes him feel. As Faro, Syren makes deals with the worst while taking the steps necessary to bring his family’s killer to justice. He isn’t one to indulge in selfish needs, but he’ll make the time in this instance. Syren has been watching Kane Ashby, craving the grieving man for his own. He’s always stayed away from temptation, but that’s about to change.

Kane isn’t over the death of his long-time partner. He’s certainly not ready for a relationship, sexual or otherwise, but Syren isn’t a man who takes no for an answer. The unpredictable Syren offers nothing but secrets and brings with him memories so dark, they could wipe out any chance the two might ever have. Syren brings Kane’s heart back to life. But it is also Syren who could inflict the most damage.

Inside Scoop: One of our heroes has a panty fetish. And it’s hot. This book also contains brief references to rape and child abuse.tumblr_ltzsudlqHi1qfvnh6o1_500

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Syren has lots of secrets and more than one identity. Can he keep track of who he really is and what the real him needs?

Kane is barely living. He can’t let go of his past lover, yet Faro intrigues him, and Vince is finally ready to come out for Kane. What will Kane do? Can he let Bailey’s memory go? Could he and Vince have a future together as more than friends? Who is Faro and why does this man seem so intent on Kane?

OH WOW! This book has so much going on. There is mystery, Intrigue, drama, angst, hot sex. SO many different romances and feelings that tie together and fit like puzzle pieces.  I cried. I swooned. I got mad. Yep this is one heck of a good story.

There are so many good characters and all have so many complicated feelings and roles, it’s hard to not like even the bad guys and at times I wanted to hurt both of the  prominent main characters Kane and Syren.

It is the third book in this series, but I never got lost, so it stands alone well; but I have to say I wanted to read the others, to see who they were about and how they fit into this one. I cannot wait for the next story to see how things move forward and what becomes of Syren and Cane now or who the main characters in the next book will be.

Recommendation: If you like, complicated characters and intriguing plots, drug runners, mobs, cartels, secret agents, police officers, FBI agents, romance with angst, little BDSM (bondage) secrets, super- hot sex, and this one is for you!

Built 4 It by Daisy Harris

Title:  Built 4 It

Series:  Love Bots

Line:  Twilight

Author:  Daisy Harris

Genre:   Paranormal/Science Fiction

Length:  Novella

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave Publishing ( January 4, 2012)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb:   When a riot erupts in Built4’s stein-building lab, the alpha stein Kee drags a submissive young lab assistant into his cage. Kee’s been studying the human. Ben’s sad eyes and slender form call to Kee—urging him to equal parts lust and possessiveness.

Prisoner to the alpha, Ben surrenders to the stein’s fierce determination and gentle seductions. He’s long hated his job, feeling like a monster for following his boss’s orders, especially once he’s seen intelligence flickering in the alpha’s green eyes.

If Kee’s to escape, he needs Ben’s help to learn about the world outside the laboratory—a world full of people, sex and experiences Kee’s only beginning to discover. And guilt-ridden over the things he’s done, Ben can only forgive himself if the alpha forgives his sins first.
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Reviewer:   Portia

Review:  Ben is a low-level lab technician.  His duties include the care and feeding of steins, genetically engineered creatures that are deemed less than human.  He knows it’s wrong, but he can’t help being drawn to the Alpha of the group.  Every experiments, every termination he’s involved with, is just a little harder to perform as he feels closer to the alpha stein.

This was a very interesting read.  Kee is the largest of the stein.  He is their natural leader.  He watches Ben and knows the other man in not like the scientist that bring pain.  During hours in his cage, he has learned how to speak and understand language.  He knows he and his friends are slated for termination.  He has already lost his lover, of sorts.  But, doesn’t have the words to describe his feelings. Only his fascination with Ben and his feelings of obligation to the other steins keeps him from utter despair.

When Ben and Kee can finally begin to get to know one another, I enjoyed how Harris kept their interaction plausible.  Kee didn’t all of a sudden start using million dollar words and understanding calculus.  His evolution is gradual and Ben misinterprets plenty, before they wind up on the same page.

This is a well-written story that left plenty of room for another addition to the series.  There’s a touch of action, a bit of intrigue and a taste of lovin’.  Highly recommend.